Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)

  on July 11 2014 10:30 AM
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    Waves crash as Typhoon Neoguri approaches the village in Seogwipo on Jeju Island July 9, 2014. Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration renewed its alert level from typhoon watches to typhoon warnings for east and west coast of Jeju Island on Wednesday, according to local media. Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250 km per hour (155 mph). It was powering through the Okinawa island chain where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. REUTERS/Lee Sang-min/News1 (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    Damaged cars and buildings are seen after a landslide caused by heavy rains due to Typhoon Neoguri in Nagiso town, Nagano prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 10, 2014. A landslide pummelled the town of Nagiso in central Japan late on Wednesday, sending a cascade of mud and boulders through the streets and killing a 12-year-old boy, bringing the death toll from the storm to three. Mandatory credit. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    Cars and buildings damaged by a landslide caused by heavy rains set off by Typhoon Neoguri are seen in Nagiso town, Nagano Prefecture, in this photo taken by Nagano Prefecture July 9, 2014. Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan on Thursday, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide in the town of Nagiso as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east. The landslide sent mud and rock tumbling down a mountainside in Nagiso in central Japan late on Wednesday, sending a cascade of mud and boulders through the streets and killing a 12-year-old boy, which brought the death toll from the storm to three. Picture taken July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Nagano Prefecture/Handout via Reuters (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    People holding umbrellas cross a street in Tokyo during rain and winds caused by tropical storm Neoguri as the storm approaches Tokyo, July 10, 2014. Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan on Thursday, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    People holding umbrellas cross a street in Tokyo during rain and winds caused by tropical storm Neoguri as the storm approaches Tokyo, July 10, 2014. Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan on Thursday, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    A surfer makes his way into the sea as tropical storm Neoguri approaches, at Shichirigahama beach in Kamakura, south of Tokyo July 11, 2014. Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan on Thursday, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    A woman walks with her dog by the seaside as tropical storm Neoguri approaches at Shichirigahama beach in Kamakura, south of Tokyo July 11, 2014. Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan on Thursday, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ANIMALS)
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    Waves brought about by Typhoon Neoguri hits a lighthouse in Seogwipo on Jeju Island July 9, 2014. Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration renewed its alert level from typhoon watches to typhoon warnings for east and west coast of Jeju Island on Wednesday, according to local media. Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250 km per hour (155 mph). It was powering through the Okinawa island chain where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. REUTERS/Ko Sung-sik/Yonhap (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    Damaged cars and buildings are seen after a landslide caused by heavy rains due to Typhoon Neoguri in Nagiso town, Nagano prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 10, 2014. A landslide pummelled the town of Nagiso in central Japan late on Wednesday, sending a cascade of mud and boulders through the streets and killing a 12-year-old boy, bringing the death toll from the storm to three. Mandatory credit. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    Workers walk among debris at an area affected by landslide caused by heavy rains due to Typhoon Neoguri in Nagiso town, Nagano prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 10, 2014. A landslide pummelled the town of Nagiso in central Japan late on Wednesday, sending a cascade of mud and boulders through the streets and killing a 12-year-old boy, bringing the death toll from the storm to three. Mandatory credit. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES
  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)
    A man clears debris at an area affected by landslide caused by heavy rains due to Typhoon Neoguri in Nagiso town, Nagano prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 10, 2014. A landslide pummelled the town of Nagiso in central Japan late on Wednesday, sending a cascade of mud and boulders through the streets and killing a 12-year-old boy, bringing the death toll from the storm to three. Mandatory credit. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES
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Japan's capital of Tokyo is now on high alert in anticipation of Typhoon Neoguri which is expected to reach areas near the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Friday.

The company said workers have been tying up cables and hoses, as well as cranes and booms so they won't fall. A company spokesman likewise said employees have been stationed in areas to monitor possible water flow coming into the plant, which could further enlarge the quantities of already contaminated water in the facility.

On Thursday, Typhoon Neoguri, downgraded from a typhoon to a "severe storm," struck the Japanese mainland. It triggered massive flooding, toppled down trees and engulfed houses in mud.

Public broadcaster NHK reported over 680 houses in several prefectures were flooded due to the typhoon's heavy rains. Some 489,000 households have been urged to seek shelter.

Read: Typhoon Neoguri: 2 Dead, Forces Flights Cancellation, Cuts Electricity and Water Supplies (PHOTOS)

"Water kept gushing into the house no matter how hard we tried to pour it out. We kept shoving out water all night," a woman in northern Yamagata Prefecture told AFP.

Five people have died in the wake of the storm. The number of injured were recorded at over 60 people.

Read: Super Typhoon Neoguri Update: Okinawans Urged to Relocate; Expect Massive Wind Damages, Flooding; JMA Raises Highest Alert; Kadena Air Force Base at Risk

Neoguri is expected to move northeast over the Pacific coastline before gradually leaving the Japanese archipelago, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The storm's wind gusts is still currently up to 126 kilometres per hour.

Read:  Japan Advised to Brace for Neoguri, 2014's First Super Typhoon; Okinawa Will Receive Worst Impact

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